Our review for Netflix’s newest drama, The Dig, starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lilly James.
The WWII era film finds a wealthy widow (Carey Mulligan) who hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future.
Carey Mulligan is currently gaining some serious Awards buzz for her role in the critically acclaimed Promising Young Woman. Now she stars in Netflix newest drama, where she is once more able to show off her chops.
The Dig Deepens The Plot
The Dig is beautifully shot, especially the parts taking place in the meadows around the excavation site. The cinematography by Mike Eley really reminded me a lot to a Terrence Malick movie. The way how it follows the characters and how it captures scenes, just really felt like a Mlick movie, in a good way. It captured some beautiful shots and really was the true highlight of the movie.
Mulligan, Fiennes and James delivered solid performances, but Mulligan was my favourite. The solid screenplay, which is baded on a true story, was written by Moira Buffini, who also wrote Jane Eyre (2011). While it seems like the movie is really rushing in the beginning, it tells a lot more than, I did expect, therefore the runtime does flow by pretty fast and there was never a boring moment, because of the solid pacing.
The Dig is a great movie. The trailer does show pretty well what this movie is about, so if you are slightly interested in archeology or the time period around 1939, or you just are a fan of great cinematography or movies that are based on a true story, this movie should be on your watchlist.
The Dig is Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and partial nudity and is globally available on Netflix.
It’s based on a true story and was adapted of the book with the same name by John Preston. It was directed by Simon Stone and stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, and Ken Scott.
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